So I'm running the Pasadena Half-Marathon tomorrow.
Unfortunately, my mind is a little distracted on other matters right now. It's not set in stone yet so I'm not going to freak out, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned (it's work-related).
Running your own business is stressful work and something I'm still acclimating myself to. It's been a little over 4 years since my dad passed and I quit my marketing job to take over the reigns. I knew shortly thereafter that I just was not cut from the same cloth as he was.
But I am trying.
So at a time when I should be focused on things like carbo-loading, hydrating, etc, I find my mind elsewhere. And that's fine...tomorrow's really a training run more than anything. I know there are sandbaggers who undersell and then run a much faster than predicted time. But that's not going to be me (I'm assuming that I'll be able to stoke the competitive fire that may surface come race morning).
For tomorrow's half, I'm approaching running miles 1-13.1 more at 'marathon pace' than 'half-marathon pace'. I still have my eyes set on May 9th as my goal half-marathon, with a shorter race sandwiched between now and then.
It's supposed to be rainy and windy tomorrow. Yikes. All the more reason to hold back a bit I suppose. I was also planning on running with my camera, but rain might make me rethink that. I'm predicting somewhere in the neighborhood of 1:43-1:50.
Sorry for the lame post. Report to follow tomorrow.